Saturday, 30 June 2012

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Achievements / Trophies Revealed

Exophase have uploaded a list of the achievements and trophies in Transformers; Fall of Cybertron. The list all reveals; for example is that there are 13 chapters in the game, with the final battle of the game playable as either Optimus Prime or Megatron. There's also a few hints at which chapters will see us playing as which characters.

In addition as with War for Cybertron many of the Fall of Cybertron achievements read as references to Transformers fiction - many of them this time referencing old episodes of Generation 1 or comics, with a few other references thrown in for good measure. (1)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Michael Bay Talks TF4

With "Transformers: The Ride-3D" now open at Universal Studios Hollywood, film franchise director Michael Bay stopped by the ride and spoke with The LA Times about his plans for his fourth -- and, as he stated recently final -- Transformers film, set to hit theatres on June 27, 2014.

"It's not a reboot," Bay said, reiterating that the new film will have an all-new cast. "That's maybe the wrong word. I don't want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we're doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen the story we've told in three movies already and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts... We're moving on to something different"

Though the script, currently being drafted by Ehren Kruger, is not yet final, Bay hints that one place the fourth film may go is into outer space. "That feels like the way to go, doesn't it?" says Bay. "I want to go a little off [the planet] but I don't want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded."

No matter what, Bay says that one element of the new production is to scale back the budget somewhat to around $165 million, about $30 million less than 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Japanese Toys R Us Exclusive Battle Shield Optimus Prime


Snakas blog we have uploaded images of the upcoming Japanese Toys R Us exclusive Arms Micron figure. Battle Shield Optimus Prime uses the Prime Robots In Disguise voyager figure with a more screen accurate paint deco and comes with four microns. One of which comes with the regular release of the Voyager Prime Arms Micron figure, the other three are new mold Microns (Currently up for preorder individually) that combine to form a shield. The figure will be sold for ¥4,999. (1)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

High Res Masterpiece Sideswipe, Red Alert and Soundwave Images

TFW2005 Boards member Trailbreaker77 has uploaded some high resolution images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Masterpiece Sideswipe, and Masterpiece Red Alert. (1)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Neil Ross attending TFcon2012


TFcon is very pleased to welcome Transformers voice actor Neil Ross to TFcon 2012 for his first ever Canadian convention appearance.

The voice of several characters in the Transformers Generation 1 series including Bonecrusher, Crosshairs, Hook, Pointblank, Sixshot, Slag and Springer; Mr. Ross will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.

You can reserve the TFcon exclusive Shafter and register for TFcon 2012 via the online registration page.

TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers Creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil, artist Silas Zee and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.

TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available.

Friday, 8 June 2012

New Fall of Cybertron Optimus/Warpath and Starscream In-Game Footage

Check out these two new videos of footage posted on Gamespot's Youtube page.

Transformers 2012 SDCC Exclusives

Hasbro has posted up new images of the upcoming Transformers 2012 SDCC Exclusives. View in and out of package shots for Bruticus and Cliffjumper here.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Transformers 4; Michael Bay's Last, Featuring Robot Cast Redesign

An interesting snippet from a larger article on Transformers the Ride posted on LATimes' Hero Complex gives a small insight into what lies in store with Transformers 4. Apparently Transformers 4 will feature a redesign of the robots and an entirely new (human?) cast. Michael Bay has also said that he intends for this movie to be his last, to set things up for "the next guy".

Granted, we have heard that before, because in the production of Transformers Dark of the Moon, Michael Bay had stated he intended that to be his last, and even before that, during Revenge of the Fallen Mr Bay had said he intended to take some time out before making the third movie. Neither of these possibilities materialized, so take this claim that Transformers 4 will be his last one with a pinch of salt.

That being said, how does a redesign of the robot cast grab you? Dark of the Moon already featured a move to more "heroic" proportions on Optimus Prime with his new abs - will it be a case of more tweaking of designs familiar to audiences the world over, or perhaps a more dramatic shake-up?

Be sure to check out the full article on LATimes.

Fall of Cybertron Matt Tieger Q&A

With E3 in full swing the new Transformers Fall of Cybertron news is coming in thick and fast. Matt Tieger has been answering fan questions on the Playstation Blog, with some interesting points coming out, such as:

  • Big Bots - The response has been good to Bruticus and the other big guys. Matt Tieger says though that we have not discussed all of them yet.
  • The story - It's official canon, created in partnership with Hasbro, the official story of the departure from Cybertron. Matt believes it fits with any part of the franchise, so it is being kept open presumably.
  • The length of the campaign - Gameplay length is actually longer than WFC.
  • The G1 Optimus Prime unlock - The Generation 1 Optimus Prime character is a complete new model, not just a skin. He's the only classic unlock that Matt Tiger can confirm, and it was done as something special for the fans picking the game up on day 1.
  • Collector's Edition - High Moon Studios are aware of the demand though there are no current plans for a Collector’s Edition. Matt Tieger sees each copy as special.
  • Is Ultra Magnus in Fall of Cybertron? - In Matt's own words, "I can say that Hasbro has confirmed an Ultra Magnus toy. That could be a hint about his role in game."

Transformers: Prime - The Game Is Coming To Nintendo WiiU

It seems like Transformers: Prime - The Game is coming to Nintendo WiiU.

We’ve know the game will release on Fall for Nintendo Wii, DS and 3DS, but this is the first official announcement of the game for the Wii successor. You can find out more by visiting the Activision Official Website (Find Games > All Platforms > WiiU).

"Help Optimus Prime and the AUTOBOTS join forces with human friends Jack, Miko and Raf to save the Earth from Megatron and his new secret weapon. Play as one of your favorite AUTOBOT characters including Bumblebee and Bulkhead as you battle through unique vistas around the world to help defeat the DECEPTICONS. Continue the battle on the Wii and 3DS systems against your friends in Multiplayer Mode with 12 playable characters."

The 3DS trailer for the game is below;

Fall of Cybertron Escalation mode details

Several key details are covered in this article on IGN and on a video hosted on Gametrailers.

Some of the key points on the new, bigger and badder Fall of Cybertron Escalation mode include:
  • You can choose the difficulty for the Escalation mode.
  • Four player characters per stage, different characters for different stages. Warpath is playable on one stage.
  • The game points out the last three enemies on a wave.
  • You can now open doors by paying 50% deposits.
  • Each room you unlock has a "loot tube", described as a mystery box of weapons and add-ons to enable you to destroy enemies. It's a random item generator.
  • There are upgrade stations, more expensive ways to power up your team. Upgrades stack and affect all players on your team.
  • There are traps, which can be used to set up ambushes for enemies.
  • You can also unlock a gunship, which roams the map blasting enemies for you.
  • Warpath is playable
  • Upgrading is expensive but applies to the whole team
  • There are addition game setups

Be sure to check out the full video of Escalation mode in Fall of Cybertron on Gametrailers to see this returning gameplay mode in action!

Fall of Cybertron Metroplex Footage from E3


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Fall of Cybertron Sharpshot revealed

Completing the three original insecticons, an in-game shot of the final member of the Insecticon trio, Sharpshot, has been revealed. Most of you will immediately recognize him as G1 Shrapnel.

Sharpshot/Shrapnel is joined with his fellow Insecticons in Transformers Fall of Cybertron as Bombshell/Hardshell and Kickback also make appearances.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Brain damaged Transformers Extra Gets $18 Million

"A "Transformers 3" extra who suffered severe brain damage after the cable holding her stunt car snapped will receive $18 million in a settlement with Paramount Pictures.

In September 2010, Gabriella Cedillo was working as an extra on "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." During the filming of a scene in Hammond, Ind., involving 80 extras, the 24-year-old bank teller was sitting in a Toyota Scion being pulled by a tow cable.

But the cable snapped, whipped around, crashed through the Scion's windshield and struck Cedillo in the head, according her complaint. The Scion plowed into a median barrier and rolled a mile down the road.

After the accident, the film studios publicly announced that they would take care of Cedillo's medical bills, but "in reality, these companies did everything they could to avoid payment," Smith said in a press release" (1)

TFC Toys Iron Army Photo Gallery

Meteor Operations Facebook page has updated with a full gallery of the soon to be released Iron Army from third party group, TFC Toys. This gallery shows off all four figures from the two sets in very nice close up detail. The figures are also shown combined with Power Core Combiners Bombshock and Heavy Tread.